At the end of our first week, the aspect of this career that I love the most strikes me. Strangers can come together, work on an entertaining and beautiful play, and through the work - become "budding" friends. I don't know Adrian or Roy, I have never worked with them before and we find we finish each other's sentences.
What do you find interesting about taking on the role of Marc?
Marc is rabid when it comes to the authenticity of words and deeds. So am I. I am jealous of his ability to state this, and demand this of his friends free from worry that his own actions may damage their relationship. The relationship is paramount. If the relationship ceases to be authentic I admire his ability to cut it free.
What was your experience of the play when you first read it?
When I first read ‘ART' I was struck by the dynamics and semantics of these characters as they grapple with the depths and emotional connections these three men share with each other. I have always found that the love and camaraderie of most men to be a profoundly beautiful and humorous thing - for they are often incapable of talking openly and emotionally about their needs, mired in centuries of sociological judgment as to how men ought to behave.
What do you hope people leave the theatre thinking about?
To think about what they say to those they say they love.
Is there any line in the play that makes you giggle?
I have until October 9th to protect ‘ART' from becoming an episode of The Carol Burnett Show. I dare anyone to keep a straight face, on-stage, with Mr. O'Donnell as Yvan...